Mt 13:1On that day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea.

Mt 13:2And great crowds were gathered to Him, so that He stepped into a boat and sat, and all the crowd stood on the shore.

Mt 13:3And He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, Behold, the sower went out to sow.

Mt 13:4And as he sowed, some seeds fell beside the way, and the birds came and devoured them.

Mt 13:5And others fell on the rocky places, where they did not have much earth, and immediately they sprang up because they had no depth of earth.

Mt 13:6But when the sun rose, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered.

Mt 13:7And others fell on the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them.

Mt 13:8But others fell on the good earth and yielded fruit, one a hundredfold, and one sixtyfold, and one thirtyfold.

Mt 13:9He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

Mt 13:10And the disciples came and said to Him, Why do You speak in parables to them?

Mt 13:11And He answered and said to them, Because to you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to them it has not been given.

Mt 13:12For whoever has, it shall be given to him, and he will abound; but whoever does not have, even that which he has shall be taken away from him.

Mt 13:13For this reason I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.

Mt 13:14And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says, “In hearing you shall hear and by no means understand, and seeing you shall see and by no means perceive.

Mt 13:15For the heart of this people has become fat, and with their ears they have heard heavily, and their eyes they have closed, lest they perceive with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart, and they turn around, and I will heal them.”

Mt 13:16But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.

Mt 13:17For truly I say to you that many prophets and righteous men have desired to perceive the things that you see, and have not perceived them, and to hear the things that you hear, and have not heard them.

Mt 13:18You therefore hear the parable of the one who sowed.

Mt 13:19When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand, the evil one comes and snatches away that which has been sown in his heart. This is the one sown beside the way.

Mt 13:20And the one sown on the rocky places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy;

Mt 13:21Yet he does not have root in himself but lasts only for a time, and when affliction or persecution occurs because of the word, immediately he is stumbled.

Mt 13:22And the one sown in the thorns, this is he who hears the word, and the anxiety of the age and the deceitfulness of riches utterly choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

Mt 13:23But the one sown on the good earth, this is he who hears the word and understands, who by all means bears fruit and produces, one a hundredfold, and one sixtyfold, and one thirtyfold.

Mt 13:24Another parable He set before them, saying, The kingdom of the heavens has become like a man sowing good seed in his field.

Mt 13:25But while the men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares in the midst of the wheat and went away.

Mt 13:26And when the blade sprouted and produced fruit, then the tares appeared also.

Mt 13:27And the slaves of the master of the house came and said to him, Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where then did the tares come from?

Mt 13:28And he said to them, An enemy has done this. And the slaves said to him, Do you want us then to go and collect them?

Mt 13:29But he said, No, lest while collecting the tares, you uproot the wheat along with them.

Mt 13:30Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, Collect first the tares and bind them into bundles to burn them up, but the wheat gather into my barn.

Mt 13:31Another parable He set before them, saying, The kingdom of the heavens is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field,

Mt 13:32And which is smaller than all the seeds; but when it has grown, it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of heaven come and roost in its branches.

Mt 13:33Another parable He spoke to them: The kingdom of the heavens is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal until the whole was leavened.

Mt 13:34All these things Jesus spoke in parables to the crowds, and apart from a parable He spoke nothing to them,

Mt 13:35So that what was spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, “I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world.”

Mt 13:36Then, leaving the crowds, He went into the house. And His disciples came to Him, saying, Make the parable of the tares of the field clear to us.

Mt 13:37And He answered and said, He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man;

Mt 13:38And the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one;

Mt 13:39And the enemy who sowed them is the devil; and the harvest is the consummation of the age; and the reapers are angels.

Mt 13:40Therefore just as the tares are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the consummation of the age.

Mt 13:41The Son of Man will send His angels, and they will collect out of His kingdom all the stumbling blocks and those who practice lawlessness,

Mt 13:42And will cast them into the furnace of fire. In that place there will be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.

Mt 13:43Then the righteous will shine forth like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

Mt 13:44The kingdom of the heavens is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid, and in his joy goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field.

Mt 13:45Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like a merchant seeking fine pearls;

Mt 13:46And finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.

Mt 13:47Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like a net cast into the sea and gathering from every species,

Mt 13:48Which, when it was filled, they brought onto the shore, and sat down and collected the good into vessels; but the foul they cast out.

Mt 13:49So it will be at the consummation of the age: the angels will go forth and separate the evil from the midst of the righteous

Mt 13:50And will cast them into the furnace of fire. In that place there will be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.

Mt 13:51Have you understood all these things? They said to Him, Yes.

Mt 13:52And He said to them, For this reason every scribe discipled to the kingdom of the heavens is like a householder who brings forth out of his treasure things new and old.

Mt 13:53And when Jesus had finished these parables, He departed from there.

Mt 13:54And He came into His own country and taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astounded and said, Where did this man get this wisdom and these works of power?

Mt 13:55Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?

Mt 13:56And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where then did this man get all these things?

Mt 13:57And they were stumbled because of Him. But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house.

Mt 13:58And He did not do many works of power there because of their unbelief.

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